The Indian cricket team of Virat Koly left for the World Cup 2019, which begins on May 30 in England and Wales on Wednesday. MS Dhoni, who led India to their second World Cup title in 2011, was spotted alongside 14 others selected for the World Cup in the official uniforms at Mumbai Airport. India will start its campaign for the World Cup 2019 against South Africa in Southampton on June 5th. However, Virt Carly's men will play two warm-ups before the ICC Mega event – against New Zealand at Kennington Oval on Saturday and Bangladesh in Cardiff on Tuesday,
The Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) shared photos of Indian players before flying to England. "Jet is gone," BCCI said in the photos.
– BCCI (@BCCI) May 21, 2019
Dhoni, Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were spotted in the airport photos shared by BCCI.
Deputy Captain Rochit Sharma also presented himself for a photo with Kuldip Yadav and Yadhav, who was declared fit for the extravagant race on Sunday. "Jet puts the World Cup," says Rohit.
Jet set the World Cup pic.twitter.com/K6FNvxxmbs
– Rochit Sharma (@ ImRo45) May 21, 2019
Dadhhav had injured his left shoulder while playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the recently completed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. The defeat saw he was disconnected from the remainder of IPL 2019, which came as a precautionary measure by BCCI.
Bowlers Bumrah, Chahal and Pandya also expressed confidence in the difficult English challenge.
"On the move, England, we come # cwc19," says Pandia.
Bumra joined, saying: "Everyone is ready for # CWC19.
"In England," Chahal said.
– Haradian panda (@ hardikpandya7) May 21, 2019
Everyone is ready for # CWC19,
We're leaving pic.twitter.com/HksXo2YNqE
– Jasprit bumrah (@ Jaspritbumrah93) May 21, 2019
In England pic.twitter.com/6558L313TT
– Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 21, 2019
"This is the most challenging world championship, every team can upset each team, and the team will have to adapt very quickly," he said at a press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Kohli has played in two World Championship editions, although he will lead the team for the first time.